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About Romaine's

Romaine's is an American bistro cuisine featuring wood-grilled and roasted entrees. Executive Chef-Owner Richard Romaine's commitment to fresh and local ingredients is showcased in a Southern influenced menu. A big city feel without the attitude and prices.

299 West Main Street
Northborough, MA 01532
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday-Thursday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Sunday: Closed

WE DO RESERVE SEVERAL TABLES FOR A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS, SO IF YOUR TIME OF CHOICE IS NOT AVAILABLE PLEASE COME IN AND WE'LL SEAT YOU AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

ROMAINE'S NO LONGER ACCEPTS "DINE GIFT" CERTIFICATES,OR VISA, MASTER CARD, AMEX, AND ANY OTHER "REBATE" OR CREDIT CARD "GIFT CARDS".

Cross Street:
Route 20

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(508) 393-8889

Website:
http://www.romaines.biz/

Parking Details:
Ample free parking

Executive Chef:
Andrew Hurd

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Romaine's Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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Romantic (882)
Vibrant Bar Scene (871)
Notable Wine List (800)
Hot Spot (489)
Kid-friendly (211)
Late-night Find (107)
Great for Lunch (69)
Great for Outdoor Dining (66)
Good for a Date (62)
Bar Seating (54)
Creative Cuisine (44)
Good for Anniversaries (43)
Casual (42)
Worth the Drive (41)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Great for Brunch (27)
Comfort Food (26)
Cozy (26)
Business Meals (24)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Authentic (20)
Outstanding Value (16)
Fun (15)
Local Ingredients (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Healthy (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Happy Hour (7)
Disabled Access (6)
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Sunday Lunch (5)
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Great Beer (4)
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 (New England)·Dined on March 26, 2017

We are BIG fans of Romaines .. the renovations are beautiful .. welcoming and very nice trendy .. waiting area is awesome!!!!
FOOD.. another story .. very disappointed... starters .. calamari was full of batter .. why ruin a good a good thing ... it Used to be amazing
Next salad .. where is the Caesar that we loved .. were we the only ones who loved this?
Entrees.. oh boy! The shrimp now has a funky red sauce ..And the haddock was very dry and .. might be better as a fish and chip
Overall .. Romaines is no longer a fine dining restaurant it is more of a bar and you should go there expecting a burger or lighter fare ..it's something the area might need but you should not be paying the price of the older Romaines and receiving a lesser menu
We never minded spending a larger amount for dinner and a great bottle of wine when the food equaled what we paid .. but now I will still be a fan of Romaines but know that I should keep my food choices to the burger or fish tacos
They changed the look and the menu but they forgot to change the name .. not Romaines anymore

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on February 24, 2017

A delight as usual. Wanted to get one more meal in before their closing for renovations!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on February 22, 2017

We dined at Romaines for my husband's birthday. The food and service were excellent and met the expectations we have for dining here.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on February 18, 2017

I would try this restaurant again because I got a bar plate hamburger which was not anything special but also not a full entree...my wife enjoyed her steak tip entree and desert creme brulee. I would try it one more time because overall I enjoyed my dinner experience.

Tags: Good for a Date
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food3
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service3
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 (New England)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Best dinning experience west of 495! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Food came out exactly as described and cooked to proper temperature. Friendly service and great atmosphere. Would definitely go back again.

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food4
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

My husband and I was told to try this place 4 years ago. We love it..The food and service are outstanding .

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We have eaten here dozens of times. The food is always excellent, and the service is top-notch. Looking forward to returning in a couple weeks.

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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We enjoyed a quiet, elegant Valentines dinner with fabulous service and tenderloin of beef cooked to perfection paired with a delicious red wine. Perfect celebration!

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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service5
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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Great food. Not sure why this place is never busy. We barely ever have to make a reservation. Service can be a little slow, and they often run out of my favorite martini.

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food5
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service3
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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2017

We had a gift certificate so thought we would give it a try. Food was good although my meal; shrimp fettuccine was very salty. My husband enjoyed the scallops. I would be hesitant to go back as it was very, very loud and not contusive to a quiet dinner.

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food3
ambience2
service5
value3

 
 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Good food and good service as always at Romaines! You always know that whatever item you choose on the menu will be delicious and presented nicely.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Nice ambiance with a good menu. Had a delicious prom chip that would've been 5 stars if it were served hot instead of just warm. Rest of the group enjoyed their meals, too. Good value for the money!

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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food4
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants. As always the food is wonderful. Service is always good, warm and friendly atmosphere.

Tags: Authentic
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food5
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Was a great meal..my husbands soup was lukewarm..but was rectified..everything else great.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Casual, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Outstanding Value, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2017

I made a reservation 3 -4 weeks in advance. When we arrived we were seated at a table by a busy doorway to the private room. We asked the hostess for a booth and she moved us happily but somehow I assumed reserving that well in advance would have had a better table reserved for us. The staff was wonderful and very accommodating but it left me with a ??? as to why did I bother to make a reservation. The wait staff was excellent and the food was good.

Tags: Casual
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food3
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2017

Romaine's never dissapoints! Taking out clients from the Netherlands, was a success with a great waitstaff, excellent food. From Fish Tacos and Burgers to the Shrimp appetizer, crab cakes, Bolognese. The meal was loved by our guests and we were not rushed in any way. Another home run by Romaine's!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Always enjoy dining at Romaine's! With their ever-changing menu and classics you can always try something new or fall back to an old favorite. Waitstaff is attentive and knowledgeable, dining is never rushed and you always receive great value. Erin and Richard continue to run a fine restaurant that I will go back to again and again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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food5
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2017

My wife's duck with dumplings and my veal osso bocco were perfect. Particularly on a cold winter night. And the kale salad was a perfect start, along with well prepared and served drinks. I am taking a star off on the ambiance side, mainly because the place remains a few decibel levels too loud. Perhaps that will be fixed when the restaurant closes for a few weeks to upgrade the environment. It will be hard to upgrade the food, though a few more bar or appetizer plates would be welcome. Oh, and some of the cajun cooking the Romaines are famous for.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2017

We are always pleased with our dining experience at Romaines.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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food4
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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Overall, a good experience. We requested a booth, none available. The restaurant was busy, noise level was not bad. We have been a few times and find it to be consistently good. The salmon special was delicious. The dessert was perfect for 4 people ro share.

Tags: Authentic, Casual
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food4
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service3
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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Liked the food. Waitress needs some training. Lots of reaching across the table. A glass of wine never did show up.

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food4
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service2
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 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2017

It couldn't have been better for 5 "girlfriends" dinner out

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on January 24, 2017

As always it was excellent.
Having been in the business myself for over 20 years its my main stay!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Delicious food and service as usual!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Food was great for 3 out of 4, scallop special was a little overcooked. Service was really good. Love going here!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Great local eatery! Wonderful atmosphere with superb food.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on January 16, 2017

Whenever I am in Marlboro I always eat at Romaines. Food never disappoints...always good and always consistent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Outstanding Value, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on January 15, 2017

The food preparation was fabulous as always. The cauliflower augratin delicious. This was a birthday celebration for my niece. Our only complaint was the slow service. Our server and was very slow. We waited almost a half hour for dessert to arrive. I dine there frequently and was disappointed with the service.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for a Date
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food5
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service2
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Delicious meal to go along with catching up with the girls. Would go again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 8, 2017

The food was good but I thought I would get a bit more of the Jumbalaya. Dessert was tasty, apple pie tart with ice cream. My biggest issue was not being able to use my Open table gift card because of a system glitch they have!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on January 8, 2017

Excellent, as always. This is my go-to special spot. The salmon was wonderful!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Had a nice dinner. Went during snow storm. Not that busy. Very hard to get 7-8 reservation. Reservation for bar also. Great dinner. Will go back.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2017

This was our first time dining here. My husband enjoyed the under brick chicken and I had the special that night, a Veal chop with a demo glaze and cheesy polenta. Both were amazing! Wine and beer are reasonably priced as well!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 4, 2017

Never a bad meal. Love the wood grilled salmon, always amazing. Wine list, while not large, has many I like and the special wine of the day is usually good. Love the place !!!!

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Outstanding Value, Casual, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 2, 2017

We have been going to Romaine's for years and they never dissappoint us. The menu changes frequently. There are always healthy options on the menu as well as new exciting things to try. It is our go to place for an all around enjoyable evening.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2016

It was New Year's Eve, We got there about 15 minutes before our reservation and our table was ready. The waitstaff was friendly and knowledgeable. We never felt rushed. The food was delicious. The only negative comment would be about my drink. I ordered a cocktail with tonic water and it was flat, they made me a second drink and it was also flat. We all agreed we would go back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2016

One of our favorite spots. Went for New Years Eve with friends who love this restaurant as much as we do. Thank you for another excellent meal.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Once again we enjoyed a delicious dinner with excellent service. Even though it was New Year's Eve, we were seated at our reserved time. We have never been disappointed with Romaines.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Great food and atmosphere. Second year in a row of less than stellar service on New Years Eve. As soon as the server realized we weren't drinking she couldn't get rid of us soon enough. We have been there other times with much better service.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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